16 August 2013

Why it's called the "Mighty Mississippi"

And why New Orleans will always be at risk of flooding.  The map depicts the 7,000 rivers that feed into the Mississippi.

Via fuck yeah cartography!


  1. Odd. I've always thought the Red River (Texas/Oklahoma, etc.) drains into the Mississippi.

  2. Or looked at another way, America is really lucky to have the Mississippi, Ohio and Missouri river system. Navigable waterways right into the heart of a continent.


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